Screen Junkies » Weird Movies http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:33:46 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 IF FANS PICKED THE CRITERION COLLECTION http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/if-fans-picked-the-criterion-collection/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/if-fans-picked-the-criterion-collection/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Since 1984, the fine people at the Criterion Collection have been dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in highest possible quality. But despite their valiant efforts, some important films are still missing from the collection. Luckily, some ingenious folks over at the Jinx World Forums have taken it upon themselves to create distinctive, Criterion-style box covers for those films that have been overlooked. Here are 12 of our favorites in no particular order. Our list is by no means definitive or comprehensive, so head over to Jinx World and take a look for yourselves.   Transformers Posted by Cth

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Since 1984, the fine people at the Criterion Collection have been dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in highest possible quality. But despite their valiant efforts, some important films are still missing from the collection.

Luckily, some ingenious folks over at the Jinx World Forums have taken it upon themselves to create distinctive, Criterion-style box covers for those films that have been overlooked. Here are 12 of our favorites in no particular order.

Our list is by no means definitive or comprehensive, so head over to Jinx World and take a look for yourselves.

 

Transformers
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Dude, Where’s My Car
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Manos: The Hand of Fate
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Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
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Freddy Got Fingered
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The Crying Game
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Broke Back Mountain
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Back To the Future

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Groundhog Day
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The Big Lebowski
Posted by The Dean

Fight Club
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Teen Wolf
Posted by Pia Guerra

Thanks to all the artists at Jinx World Forums

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10 KICK-ASS MOVIE PREACHERS http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/10-kick-ass-movie-preachers/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/10-kick-ass-movie-preachers/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Chan Wook Park’s THIRST opens this Friday, and if you haven’t seen the trailer or read up in the genre flick, it’s about a priest who gets turned into a...

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Chan Wook Park’s THIRST opens this Friday, and if you haven’t seen the trailer or read up in the genre flick, it’s about a priest who gets turned into a blood-sucking vampire.  Pretty saucy sh*t for a man of the cloth.  The film ended up winning the Grand Jury prize at Cannes, but it’s not the first time we’ve seen Priests and Preachers go all badass on film and it’s almost as sure as the Pope is Catholic that it won’t be the last.  Clint Eastwood’s aptly named "Preacher" from PALE RIDER is potentially one of the most iconic badasses ever committed to celluloid period, let alone a clergyman.  (He’s so classically badass, he’s too good for this list).  But you need a chapel to house all the other unorthodox preachers who’ve graced the silver screen.

So pray for forgiveness, sinners – or anyone who gets in these guys’ way, really.  Here come ten of cinema’s mos kick-ass holy men looking to raise holy hell!

 

Harvey Keitel as "Jacob Fuller"

FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (1996)
A pastor experiencing a crisis of faith, Jacob is kidnapped, along with his family, by the Geck brothers (George Clooney & Quentin Tarantino), two criminals on the run from the law. The Geckos force Jacob to drive them into Mexico, where they stop off at "The Titty Twister," a strip club whose employees turn out to be – you guessed it – vampires.  What’s a man of waning faith to do?  Kill the vampires with a shotgun and baseball bat forged into the shape of a crucifix, of course.

 

 

 

Chris Sarandon as "Rev. ‘J.C.’ Current"

BORDELLO OF BLOOD (1996)
THE PRINCESS BRIDE’s own Prince Humperdinck, Chris Sarandon plays a corrupt evangelist whose organization is on the take from a brothel run out of a funeral home.  Oh, and the hookers are bloodsuckers.  When a private investigator named Rafe (Dennis Miller) uncovers the brothel and its supernatural inhabitants, the Reverend switches teams, repenting for his sins and teaming up with Rafe to Super-soak the sh*t out of the vampire hookers with holy water. 


 

 

 

Cheech Marin as "Fr. Benicio Del Toro"

GRINDHOUSE (2007)
It’s been announced that Robert Rodriguez‘s next project will be the feature-length version on MACHETE, a fake trailer in the middle of his and QT’s GRINDHOUSE double feature.  The bad news?  We have to wait until next year to see it.  The good news?  We’ll likely get a whole helluvalot more Fr. Benicio spewing awesome one-liners like in the clip below.

 

 

Mojo Nixon as "Preacher Man Bob"

BUTTCRACK (1998)
In this overlooked Troma flick, rocker Mojo Nixon plays a gun-totin’, Bible-thumpin’ holy man name "Preacher Man Bob," who must right the universal karma accidently set wrong when a member of his congregation inadvertently kills his obnoxious butt-cleavaged roommate, Wade.  Memorable quote from the Preacher Man himself: "Now God, I done said all I had to say at Brother Wade’s first funeral. I just hope you can call him home this time so we don’t have to kill him and go through this all over again."

 

 

 

Rene Auberjonois as "Reverend Oliver"

THE PATRIOT (2000)
You may recognize him as the shape-shifting Odo from "Deep Space 9," but character actor Rene Auberjonois was never more kick-ass than as the Reverend Oliver, a man of the cloth recruited by Gabriel Martin (Heath Ledger) to fight against the Redcoats in the militia.  Oliver may be a peaceful man, but during wartime, all pacts with God are put on hold.

 

 

Paul McGann as "Vicar"

LESBIAN VAMPIRE KILLERS (2009)
When two lovable losers escape the real world by taking a backwoods adventure, they soon find out sh*t is even realer outside the city.  As you might be able to tell from the title, they have a run-in with a bunch of lesbian vampires.  But they have help in the form of the kick-ass Vicar, who believes that one of the heroes is actually the descendant of a local vampire slayer. Convenient.

 

 

Micheal McShane as "Friar Tuck"

Robin Hood: PRINCE OF THIEVES (1991)
He starts out the movie as a humble, quiet holy man, but ends the movie as a rough-and-tumble, loud-as-hell fighter in Robin Hood‘s (Kevin Costner) band of Merry Men.  He also kicks the ever loving sh*t out of his antagonistic opposite, a henchman of the awesome but treacherous Sheriff of Nottingham (Alan Rickman).  Check it out below.

 

 

Bing Crosby as "Fr. Chuck O’Malley"

THE BELLS OF ST. MARY’S (1945)
While he doesn’t physically kick anyone’s ass, Fr. O’Malley nonetheless holds beliefs that don’t necessarily click with the other clergy at St. Mary’s.  When a couple of his students get into a scuffle, the good padre waxing poetic about his appreciation for a man who can take care of himself, implying that when the time calls for it, Jesus is okay with you beating an adversary senseless.  Check out Bing Crosby‘s eyes in the scene below and it’s not hard to imagine a character not unlike Viggo Mortensen‘s from A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE.

 

 

 

Paul Freeman as "Rev. Philip Shooter"

HOT FUZZ (2007)
Dude! It’s f**king Belloq from RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, playing a priest who comes after Simon Pegg and Nick Frost with twin cap-busters.  He’s on the list.  No explanation needed.

 

 

 

Stuart Devenie as "Father McGruder"

BRAINDEAD/DEAD ALIVE (1992)
With six words – "I kick ass for the Lord!" – and some Kung Fu, Stuart Devenie, and solidified himself as the most memorable kick-ass movie preacher ever (yes, aside from Eastwood in PALE RIDER).  If you still haven’t seen Peter Jackson‘s 1992 flick about a virus spread from a Sumatran Rat-Monkey, do yourself a favor and drop everything.  The second half is still one of cinema’s goriest and outrageous zombie bloodbaths. You may need to talk to a priest after witnessing it.

 

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10 CULT FILMS YOU SHOULD KNOW http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/10-cult-films-you-should-know/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/10-cult-films-you-should-know/#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2009 17:42:16 +0000 King of NY   Out of the 30,000 movies produced each year only 700 see theatrical distribution. If you do the math correctly, that means that there are exactly one gazillion movies that very few people see -- movies that have their own charms whether those charms be a skewed sense of humor or a dude jacking off onto a chicken. For every watered down family-friendly blowstravaganza like Wild Hogs, there's a truly brilliant gem that has only found itself a small but loyal group of fans. We've turned over a few rocks and come up with trailers for ten crazy little cult flicks.  RUBIN AND ED

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Out of the 30,000 movies produced each year only 700 see theatrical distribution. If you do the math correctly, that means that there are exactly one gazillion movies that very few people see — movies that have their own charms whether those charms be a skewed sense of humor or a dude jacking off onto a chicken. For every watered down family-friendly blowstravaganza like Wild Hogs, there’s a truly brilliant gem that has only found itself a small but loyal group of fans. We’ve turned over a few rocks and come up with trailers for ten crazy little cult flicks.

RUBIN AND ED


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“This is the perfect spot to bury a cat!”

Rubin and Ed looks like an amazingly surreal movie. You’ve got the always eccentric Crispin Glover dressed like an uncool lesbian and Howard Hesseman wearing Stan Lee’s hair. Together the two form an unlikely bond and go on an adventure to bury Rubin’s dead cat. The journey is frought with peril, hallucinations, really high-heeled shoes, waterskiing cats, and pyramid schemes. It’s like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid through the lens of Hunter S. Thompson.

BAD BOY BUBBY

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“God doesn’t like fat people!!”

Definitely the most bizarre of the bunch, Bad Boy Bubby is an Australian cult film about a 35 year old shut-in who ventures into the world for the first tme. The trailer makes it seem tame but trust me the movie is completely shocking due to scenes of incest, blasphemy, violence, menacing, and animal cruelty. The initial release was banned in the UK which is already a pretty seedy place. Need I remind you that’s where George Michael lives?

THE GATE


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“There is a passageway to the most evil place you can imagine… a gate. Behind which the demons wait to take back what was once theirs.” (In other words, the pilgrims dicked over the demons.)

The trailer begins with young Stephen Dorff cracking open a rock that unleashes an army of demons into his suburban home. This seems like a bizarre move considering that all the children around him are extremely demon-savvy. I especially enjoy around the 1:00 mark when the girl exclaims, “Demons? What kind?!!” The perfectly natural response to which would be a sarcastic, “Oh well, let me just grab my copy of Demonology for Dummies and… THEY’RE F***ING DEMONS, THAT’S WHAT KIND!!”

Since its 1987 release, The Gate has amassed a good number of fans including Alex Winter, who has begun work on his own remake of the film. And speaking of Alex Winter

FREAKED


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I am woman. And I like me.”

Alex Winter’s opus, Freaked tells the tale of a spoiled Hollywood super-douche who is kidnapped by a sinister mad bio-engineer and mutated into a side-show freak. He bands together with the other experimentations (including Mr. T as a bearded lady) to fight for their freedom from the oppressive Colonel Sanders wannabe that holds them captive. With inventive freaks and machine gun-toting Rasta Eyeballs, it’s safe to say that Freaked isn’t for every movie-goer but definitely held dear by its fans.

HAPPINESS

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“I’m living in a state of irony.”

I’m a jerk for not having seen Happiness yet. My friends rave about it and demand that I check it out. I’ve watched Todd Solondz’s other films and really dug them so I don’t know why I’ve held out on this one. This trailer is really entertaining and Dylan Baker as a bored psychiatrist cracks my sh*t up. I guess the reason I haven’t seen it is because I’m easily distrac– OOO LOOK! BRIDE OF CHUCKY IS ON AGAIN. I’MA WATCH THIS!

NIGHT OF THE DAY OF THE DAWN OF THE SON OF THE BRIDE OF THE RETURN OF THE REVENGE OF THE TERROR OF THE ATTACK OF THE EVIL, MUTANT, HELLBOUND, FLESH-EATING SUBHUMANOID ZOMBIFIED LIVING DEAD, PART 3


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“Listen up baby. I got a bunch of cracker ass, white zombie honkey muthaf***as jackin’ up my fresh ride. If I don’t waste their white asses they’re gonna come in here and house us.”

This awesomely-titled Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Revenge of the Terror of the Attack of the Evil, Mutant, Hellbound, Flesh-Eating Subhumanoid Zombified Living Dead, Part 3 (or NotDotDotSotBotRotRotTotAotEMHFESZLD III as I like to call it) is a comedic redub of the George Romero classic Night of the Living Dead. Why? Because the original really didn’t capture the nuances of Black Culture properly. It re-envisions the ill-fated cast as a jive-talkin’ slickster, a blissed out surfer and a racist. Plus everyone’s favorite, wise-cracking zombies!!

EX DRUMMER


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“Ooooo. Look at me. I’m so German.”

I haven’t seen this film but it looks like a really slick trailer. The movie is about three handicapped low-lifes who draft a celebrity author into their band. His handicap is that he can’t play the drums. The visuals look great and I’m definitely adding this to my Netflix queue. It seems to be filled with violence, brutality, and nihilism. Not to mention, the song from the trailer sounds like something Ween would record. Whatever happened to handi-capable bands that visit school auditoriums and encourage hugs over drugs? These dudes definitely don’t look like any hug addicts I’ve ever met.

AMERICAN MOVIE

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“Aw dude. I’m sorry I tried to put your head through that.”

The only documentary in the bunch, American Movie tags along as independant filmmaker Mark Borchardt struggles to make his own cult-quality film. It’s a sincerely one-of-a-kind, hilarious. and heartfelt film and was a darling at Sundance about a decade ago. That’s why I’m surprised when people tell me that they’ve never heard of this. You kids today with your Clarence Clemonses and your jazz-tap dancing. Back in my day we knew how to document!

DELICATESSEN

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“Squeeka squeeka.”

Another fantastic trailer for a crazy movie. Though the plot details are only communicated to us visually we still get perfect sense of the film’s themes of love and cannibalism. Which is good seeing as all dialogue is in the French language and I studied the more practical language of wood shop. I can’t order a crepe but I can build a birdhouse that will just blow your doors off.

ROLLING THUNDER

ROLLING THUNDER (1977) Theatrical trailer * William Devane * WID – Watch more Funny Videos

“Let’s go clean them up.”

TV cad William Devane and Tommy Lee Jones co-star in this tale about war heroes who return to find their world has changed. Throw in a dead son and a lost hand and you’ve got a recipe for a bloodbath. The pacing of the film itself is quite strange as well. At one point, Tommy Lee Jones’s character is asked, “What are you doing?” He replies stone-faced, “We’re gonna kill a bunch of people.” I don’t want to give away any spoilers but, excluding Two-Face, have you ever known Tommy Lee Jones to lie?

Honorable mentions go to Troll 2 and The Room only because we wrote about them in our Totally Awfulsome Movies post from a few months back.

What are your favorite cult flicks that we have yet to discover? Sound off in the ‘Comment’ section below.

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